Presentation Title

Differences in inspiration between offspring of bipolar parents and a control group

Advisor Information

Jonathan Santo

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

6-3-2015 12:30 PM

Abstract

Bipolar illness is a mental disorder that involves abnormal shifts in mood, which can negatively affect aspects of individuals’ lifestyles and productivity. A major issue regarding bipolar illness is its common avoidance of receiving a diagnosis and treatment. Although direct causes of bipolar illness have not been established, there has been a high prevalence of bipolar individuals sharing the illness with first-degree relatives. Additionally, there has been speculation that there is an association between creative accomplishment and this mental illness, studied mostly among samples of eminent artists, the current study aims to contribute to these findings. The current project builds on a previous study where a group of offspring of bipolar parents was compared to a control group. The current investigation will use the previous dataset to explore differences in perceptions of inspiration applying an item from the PANAS scale. It is expected that offspring of bipolar parents will rate themselves more highly in inspiration. It is also hypothesized that self- reported inspiration and impulsivity will be positively correlated. Implications will also be discussed.

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Differences in inspiration between offspring of bipolar parents and a control group

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Bipolar illness is a mental disorder that involves abnormal shifts in mood, which can negatively affect aspects of individuals’ lifestyles and productivity. A major issue regarding bipolar illness is its common avoidance of receiving a diagnosis and treatment. Although direct causes of bipolar illness have not been established, there has been a high prevalence of bipolar individuals sharing the illness with first-degree relatives. Additionally, there has been speculation that there is an association between creative accomplishment and this mental illness, studied mostly among samples of eminent artists, the current study aims to contribute to these findings. The current project builds on a previous study where a group of offspring of bipolar parents was compared to a control group. The current investigation will use the previous dataset to explore differences in perceptions of inspiration applying an item from the PANAS scale. It is expected that offspring of bipolar parents will rate themselves more highly in inspiration. It is also hypothesized that self- reported inspiration and impulsivity will be positively correlated. Implications will also be discussed.